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“A WONDERFUL PLACE” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Bloomington
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   117 S Franklin Road, Bloomington, IN 47404   |  
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Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Peru, Indiana
1 review
“A WONDERFUL PLACE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I have stayed in this hotel several times since JUL 11. I would rate it as a 5 star with the mangers reception and the employees that hostess it, as well as all of the other wonderful things they do for their customers. As an example, last December one of my business trips through Bloomington, IN. ended me in the ER where I was discharged to go home (the Holiday Inn Express). I still felt pretty bad upon entereing the hotel and Diana came to my rescue and made sure I was fully taken care of to get to my room. Her and several other employees always make me feel welcome, help with with whatever I need and show complete professionalism throughout it all. I would recommend this hotel to ANYONE.

Room Tip: book by internet at least 2 weeks prior to travel to get your choice of room. I enjoy the juccuzi su...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post your comments after your most recent stay at our hotel, as well as your loyalty. We are very lucky to have a wonderful staff that truly cares about all our guests, thank you for your mention of Diana in your comments.

We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Edwards
Owner/Revenue Manager
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, MN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This was my first trip to Bloomington and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express.

The property is well maintained and staff is extremely attentive. All staff I came in contact with was pleasant and asked if they could do anything to make my stay better. The front desk welcomed me upon arrival and when asked offered multiple suggestions for dinner with personal recommendations.

The rooms are nicely appointed with a great work space. Bathrooms are large, spacious and clean.

The hotel is easliy accessible from 37/45. Plus, various restaurants within walking distance and an AMC movie theater three blocks away. The hotel offers free breakfast and an evening reception with food and wine.

If you're planning a trip to Bloomington, make this your first and only choice.

Room Tip: Rooms overall are fairly quite. If you're concerned about highway noise, ask for a room not fac...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind comments, we value our guest's feedback. We were very pleased to read that our hotel's location perfectly suited your needs, that you found the room to be both clean and comfortable, and that you received excellent service from our staff.

We strive to exceed our guest's expectations each and every time, we look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Edwards
Owner/Revenue Manager
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Mobile, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I love the fact that the ENTIRE staff make you feel like you are the only person that matters!.. I truley felt like a "Royal". Ms Kelly, Larry, and Tess from the front desk make you feel like you have just come home to the royal palace. Diana always makes sure your glass stays full when your eating, she also makes sure you have everything you want to eat. You don't have to move a muscle.. I found the excerise area very useful, the pool and hot tub area is very nice. I will always stay at this hotel when in the Bloomington area..
Again it's like coming home.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Thank you very much for posting your comments after your recent stay with us. The entire staff was so pleased to see how much you enjoyed your stay, and the staff members you specifically mentioned sincerely appreciate your kind words.

We look forward to being your hotel of choice in the Bloomington area, and will always treat you like a member of the family.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Edwards
Owner/Revenue Manager
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Solsberry, Indiana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We love this hotel!! The staff is exceptional, always friendly and helpful! My kids choose staying here over having a birthday party! I'm always surprised by how clean and neat everything is. The swimming pool and hot tub area is tidy & always warm. I highly recommend this hotel, it's my favorite in Bloomington!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
We were so pleased to read your comments, and sincerely appreciate being your favorite hotel in the Bloomington area. We strive to exceed our guest's expectations each and every day, it is very rewarding to see that we are successful.

We appreciate your loyalty, and look forward to your next visit with us.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Edwards
Owner/Revenue Manager
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Carmel, Indiana
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed at this hotel a few weeks ago and had an amazing experience. The hotel was clean, new and the staff were very pleasant. My daughter especially loved the breakfast. Thank you fro the great experience.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Thank you for posting your comments after your recent stay with us. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay, and started your day off right with a delicious breakfast.

We hope to be your hotel of choice in the Bloomington area.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Edwards
Owner/Revenue Manager
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I always stay at this hotel while on business in the area.
It is clean and the staff is helpful.

Never have had an issue, and I have been staying here, about once a year, since it opened 5 or 6 years ago.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Thank you very much for your continued loyalty to our hotel, we sincerely appreciate it as we know there are many choices in the Bloomington area.
We were pleased to read that you find the hotel to be clean and comfortable, and the staff to be pleasant and professional.

We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Edwards
Owner/Revenue Manager
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Alexandria, VA
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691 reviews 691 reviews
69 hotel reviews
Reviews in 142 cities Reviews in 142 cities
399 helpful votes 399 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We were in Bloomington, Indiana on personal family business. We stayed in a suite for two nights. We were delighted with the large size of the suite. The rooms were clean and well appointed. A couple of improvements would be a room safe and better replacement of towels and paper products. Other than that everything was perfect. Better than average breakfast in a spacious room. Complimentary early morning coffee and papers were enjoyed. The location was very good. Close to freeway but not noisy. In short walking distance (1 or 2 blocks) to restaurants. We like Texas RoadHouse; just don't expect the Ritz but the food was fine and portions good sized. Good service. Back to the hotel. The service at the lobby desk was fast and efficient. When their computer was not working, an employee let us use her office to download boarding passes. Good, free parking around the hotel. This was a good stopover for us and we recommend you stay here.

Room Tip: Try Texas Roadhouse across the parking lot.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marilyn1714, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bloomington, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
We sincerely appreciate your kind comments, and thank you for choosing our hotel on your recent trip to Bloomington. It was nice to read that you enjoyed our over sized rooms, free hot breakfast buffet in the morning, and that you found the staff to be both friendly and professional.

We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Edwards
Owner/Revenue Manager
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Address: 117 S Franklin Road, Bloomington, IN 47404
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Location: United States > Indiana > Bloomington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Bloomington
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bloomington
#5 Family Hotel in Bloomington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Bloomington 3*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bloomington.The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located just minutes from Indiana University and downtown Bloomington, Indiana. Travelers visiting the Bloomington Antique Mall, Convention Center, Lake Monroe, Brown County, Bloomington Sportsplex and Oliver Winery will all find the Holiday Inn Express an ideal location. Nearby businesses include Cook Inc., Otis Elevator, Bloomington Hospital, MPRI and Crane Naval Warfare Center. The award winning Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites features 102 rooms, including 32 suites and an exclusive Priorirty Club floor. Each room is equipped with microwave & refrigerator,32 inch flat screen television, coffeemaker, spacious guest bathrooms with granite counter tops, 400 thread count sheets and pillow-top mattresses and much, much more! Featured amenities include Express Start hot breakfast, complimentary Light Dinner (Monday - Thursday), private business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi rooms. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is the ideal choice for corporate travelers, families and Hoosier fans visiting Indiana University. Everything you expect, and much more! ... more   less 
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